Category: Crops

Plant Identification- It’s all about the pictures

Plant Identification Plant identification, especially grasses, is one of my FAVORITE things to do as an extension agent and plant nerd.  I love coming to work and seeing specimens or visiting producers fields and pastures because live samples… Read More

Question of the Day: Comparing Leasing Costs of Cropland and Pasture

What is an acceptable value for leasing land? Many agriculture producers rely on leased land to produce their product.  The USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service provides data based on regions, states, and counties.  This information is based on… Read More

The Annual Suwannee Valley Fall Harvest Experience Kicks Off!

Each year during the fall harvest season, public schools from all around North Florida send youth to the Fall Harvest Experience located at the North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley in Live Oak. In addition to hosting student participants… Read More

Pecan Production and Fall Management Checklist

Pecans were a useful food source of Native Americans for thousands of years before European explorers came to America. The nuts were disseminated from the Mississippi Valley eastward by Native Americans. Pecans were readily available, easier to shell… Read More

Suwannee Valley Fall Harvest Lunch and Learn

There will be a Fall Harvest Lunch and Learn on September 14th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, to be held at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley in Live Oak, Fl. This program is… Read More

A New Age of Farming with Soil Moisture Technology

Agricultural producers in the area have hit the ground running when it comes to implementing strategies that will help reduce water withdrawal from our aquifer. Soil moisture sensors are one of the most popular precision tools that have… Read More